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Boca Pedestrian Promenade to open by July

Traditions show, at Polynesian Cultural Festival

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Let The Revelry Begin! The ninth annual Boca Raton Bacchanal will be held March 18-20. A fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society, it includes Vintner Dinners Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.; the Bacchanal & Auction Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and The Grand Tasting Sunday, March 20 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. See page 12

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of the Week “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.” Prov. 20:1

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In 1975, “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau became the first comic strip artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons. He was followed by Berke Breathed, who created “Bloom County.” Both men were influenced by Walt Kelly’s work on “Pogo,” an influence especially seen in “Doonesbury’s” politics and “Bloom County’s” premise. Trudeau, by the way, is no relation to Pierre Trudeau, who was prime minister of Canada through much of the 1970s. What artist was played by Crispin Glover, David Bowie, Jared Harris, Sean Gregory Sullivan and Guy Pierce? A) Leonardo B) Michelangelo C) Van Gogh D) Warhol

Safety tip from Boca Raton Police Q: Can my dog run on the sidewalk without a leash? He is trained not to run away. A: Boca Raton Ordinance 5-32 states that it is a violation for any dog or cat to run at large (off the premises of the owner) and not under the control of a leash, cord, chain, or other physical restraint. In addition, you can be found liable if your dog is not under your control on public property (or common area) and bites a person or other dog. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police blotter BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 03/11/2011 2407 NW 30TH STREET The victim reported that unknown subject(s) attempted to break into her residence between 1900 hours, on 03/08/2011 and 2359 hours, on 03/10/2011. The subject(s) pried the west, walk-through garage door, with an unknown object, but they did not gain entry. SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 03/11/2011 5700 W GLADES ROAD Unknown male suspect shoplifted for “Lacoste” shirts valued at $360from Macys at Town Center Mall. The suspect fled the parking lot in a silver 2dr hatchback vehicle with an unknown tag.



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Victim reported the theft of two computers contained in a leather bag from his vehicle, which was parked at Cinemark Theatre. LARCENY FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 03/11/2011 2000 NW 19TH STREET Unknown person(s) stole the tires and rims from a 2008 GMC Yukon. The SUV was parked on the east side of the building. The owner stated he last saw the vehicle and tires around 2100hrs. 3/10/11.

• The Boca Raton Symphonia and its allegro society present an Inaugural “Saturday Night Classics” Concert

Cyclists, Slosberg Foundation, GEICO honor fallen Boca firefighter BOCA RATON - On Saturday, March 12 at about 1:30 p.m., dozens of cyclists stopped at Boca Raton Fire Rescue Station #5, 2333 West Glades Road, to honor the memory of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Driver / Engineer John Wilson. On February 7, Wilson was struck and killed while riding his bicycle near his home in Jupiter. Speakers at the Boca Raton stop included the Wilson Family and Nicole Van Den Bergh who is the mother of honor student athlete Melissa Bergstein, who passed away on February 14 after a car crash in which she was a passenger. The dignitaries and officials who spoke about the importance of road safety were Representative Irv Slosberg, Boca Raton Fire Chief Tom Wood, Boca Raton City Council member Mike Mullaugh, Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe, Commissioner Steven Abrams, Assistant Chief of the Boca Raton Police Department

Edgar Morley and Captain Patrick Kenny from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Representatives from the Dori Slosberg Foundation presented a check to Mary Wilson and the riders dedicated that portion of their ride from Boca Raton to Jupiter in memory of John. T Three Boca Raton Firefighters, Tory Buckman, Richard Rafalski and Stephen Wright rode in memory of their fallen friend. As part of Florida Road Safety Week, an initiative of the Dori Slosberg Foundation, and in partnership with the FSU Police Department, Florida DHSMV, Florida DOT, and the event sponsor GEICO, the riders completed nearly 600 miles of cycling in six days. This tour was a multi-day bicycle tour sponsored by the Geico Philanthropic Company across Florida to increase awareness regarding drunk, drugged and distracted driving, and other pertinent traffic issues.

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Boca Pointe residents donate ambulance to Magen David Adom of Israel BOCA RATON - County Commissioner Steven Abrams joined Boca Pointe community residents and public officials March 6 for the presentation of a fully equipped Mobile Intensive Care Unit to Magen David Adom (MDA), the Israeli version of the Red Cross. The presentation made at the Boca Pointe Club was led by American Friends Chairman Burt Goodman. The organization raised funds to dedicate the ambulance, which will be shipped to Israel. The Boca Pointe Chapter of

Cutting the ribbon American Friends of Magen David Adom was started five years ago by resident Burt Goodman. Since its inception, the group has donated a room in the Arad Emergency Medical Station and six ambulances, making this their seventh. Magen David Adom is the common thread that touches the lives of every Israeli at one point or another, responding to accidents, illnesses, pregnancies, heart attacks, strokes and war and terror incidents.

Boca merchants get their way; Palmetto won’t be closed till May By Dale M. King BOCA RATON - It’s no secret that construction work associated with creation of the new Palmetto Pedestrian Promenade in downtown Boca Raton has disrupted traffic for motorists as well as merchants. Seeing trouble ahead if the city shut down sections of Palmetto Park Road during season, downtown business people lobbied the Community Redevelopment Agency to delay those closings until the snowbirds have returned north. Merchants recently got their way when the CRA voted unanimously to put off the street closings until May 10 and after. City Manager Leif Ahnell said the delay would add about $72,000 to the overall budget of the effort.

Sign telling passersby about the Palmetto Pedestrian Promenade Project.

The closings will be needed to install the promenade’s raised crosswalks at NE Third, Fourth and Fifth avenues and Mizner Boulevard. Guliano Lorenzani, owner of Boca Raton Travel, told the CRA he and other merchants appreciated getting the delay. He also thanked members “for the palm trees on Palmetto Park Road.” Ahnell told CRA members a survey was conducted of downtown merchants. Of the 47 who responded, 38 supported a delay on the closures and nine opposed it

With the delay, Ahnell said, the promenade project will probably be finished in July. The Palmetto Pedestrian Promenade project encompasses some 4,900 linear feet along Palmetto Park Road and three neighboring streets lying east of Federal Highway. Its goal is to improve the center city by creating a pedestrian connector from Mizner Park to Palmetto Park Road. In addition, the pavers along the roads are design to slow traffic down to they may stop and do some shopping in the local stores. Plans say parking will remain as it is.

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Aaronson backs ban on large capacity ammo devices

By District 5 County Commissioner Burt Aaronson

We all remember Columbine. We all remember Virginia Tech. Most recently, we were horrified by the events that unfolded in Tucson. I cannot help but wonder if in these senseless deaths we lost a future president or a cure for cancer? One thing we know for sure is that a daughter was lost; a young girl who might have grown to be a mother or a wife. The common underlying factor in these tragedies is the capacity to kill or injure numerous people with one squeeze of a trigger. The weapon used in Tucson had a magazine with at least 30 rounds. It can take only about 10 seconds to fire that many bullets. I could supply you with sta-

tistics in each of these cases of how many times guns were fired or which magazines held however many bullets. But at the end of the day 12 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine, 32 students were killed at Virginia Tech, six were killed at Tucson, not to mention the many injured. People and a nation scarred for life. Since only the State Legislature can enact a ban on large capacity ammunition feeding devices, I urged my fellow County Commissioners to adopt a resolution enacting such a ban. On March 1, the commission adopted the resolution. The logic to me is simple. If a shooter has fewer bullets they will more frequently have to reload. While this would never completely end gun violence, it might afford the opportunity for victims to defend themselves. In a recent letter of support to my office, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw expressed the following: “We should be able to respect the second amendment while at the same time support common sense regulations. This includes magazines that can

hold dozens of rounds of ammunition. The only purpose for the existence of these devices is to be able to shoot as many people as possible as quickly as possible. There is no reason that these devices should be available to the general public.” I have received both applause and criticism for my position on this issue. For those who have condemned, mostly on the basis that it violates their right to bear arms I say this: criminals will find and use guns. When they do, tragedy can result. Will this resolution call our State Legislators to action? That is my hope. Will that eliminate all gun violence? Of course not. But if it prevents even one death, if it saves a future president or someone’s mother/father/child, then it is worth it and who could argue with that. As always, I invite your comments on any issue of interest to you. As your commissioner, I am here to help you. You may write me at 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 or call my staff at 276-1310 or toll free at 877-930-2205. My email address is:

Needy families to receive a portion of surplus county computers WEST PALM BEACH - County Commissioner Steven Abrams, who also serves as chairman of the Palm Beach Broadband Coalition, has announced that the Board of County Commissioners approved the donation of about 30 percent of all future surplus county computers to lowincome families countywide. To date, more than 100 computers have been donated. This ongoing initiative is part of the Digital Inclusion program in which the county works with the School District and local students, who refurbish the computers. The computers are then distributed to eligible

families with children who do not have them in their home. “This is a program that I am proud to support because it makes a real difference in young people’s lives,” said Abrams. “One student told me that she was using her lunch money to pay for bus fare to go to the library to finish her homework,” Abrams said. “Now, she said, she can turn her homework in like the rest of the kids.” The county’s participation in this program will enable the recycling of computers that would otherwise be sold in bulk through the county Thrift Store. The Palm Beach Broadband Coalition, consisting of the County, School District, Palm Beach State

College, Florida Atlantic University, South Florida Water Management District and the Palm Beach County Education Commission, are collaborating to address the “digital divide” in selected high poverty neighborhoods countywide. The Broadband Coalition has joined forces with local agencies such as the Urban League of Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Quantum Foundation and to date, more than 300 families are currently participating in the program. Additionally, this program has created more than two square miles of public WiFi zones where residents can access the Internet free of charge.

Feb. 10 car crash in Delray claims second victim

DELRAY BEACH - A two-car collision Feb. 10 at West Atlantic Avenue and El Claire Ranch Road that killed a passenger in one car has claimed another victim, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. A report says Herman Gluck, 85, died March 10 of injuries sustained in the collision. He was riding in the car operated by Marianna Gluck, 76, who suffered serious injuries, said PBSO. The crash killed Raye Kessler, 89, a passenger in the car operated by Leon Kessler, 93, of Delray Beach, who was reported to have serious injuries. Alice Clay, 57, another passenger in the Kessler car, was hospitalized in serious condition, said authorities. The PBSO report says the Kessler car was traveling eastbound on West Atlantic Avenue preparing to turn left to travel northbound on El Claire Ranch Road and the Gluck vehicle was traveling westbound on West Atlantic Avenue when the collision occurred.

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Traditions show, blue waters flow at SFVIP’s ‘celebrate the green’ with a Polynesian Cultural Festival in Boca pre-St. Patrick’s Day party, caliente style BOCA RATON - Crowds turned out recently to enjoy a fun and educational day as they were “transported” through song, dance, cultural demonstrations and food to the Polynesian islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Maori, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and more. The “2nd Annual Boca Raton Polynesian Cultural Festival” was held March 6 at Royal Palm Place. Both the young and youngat-heart participated in island dance lessons and contests. This beautiful dance form has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the Pacific. These dances are made up of hand and hip movements that symbolize words and tell stories to the audience. There are two types of hula. Kahiko is the ancient form of the dance that is accompanied by chants and Auana is danced to music. The mission of the Polynesian Culture Association (PCA) is to preserve, promote, and share the culture of the Polynesian people, and interwoven with all the fun were some learning opportunities as well. The Hawaiian greeting word, “aloha”, is known around the world and reflects the beauty not only of the fabled islands but also of the Hawaiian people. But did you know that there are other greetings used in the Polynesian islands? “Laorana”, or “good health”, is the greeting of Tahiti, the largest island of French Polynesia. But the name is also used to collectively represent all of the 100-plus French Polynesian islands surrounding Tahiti. Perhaps more than any other group of Pacific islands besides Hawaii, Tahiti with its

BOCA RATON - The South Florida Very Innovative Professionals (SFVIPS) kicked off their 2011 social season with “It Ain’t Easy Being Green,” a pre-St. Patricks Day party held at Caliente on Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, on March 5. All proceeds will benefit the Florence Fuller Child

fast hip-shaking dances and compelling wooden drum rhythms, quintessentially characterizes Polynesia in the minds of people around the world. “Malo e Lelei”, or “good health”, is the greeting of Tonga. George Tupou V (in Tongan: Siaosi Tupou V) is the current King of Tonga. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy after legislative reforms paved the way for its first ever fully representative elections which resulted in the election of Noble Siale ‘Ataongo Tu’ivakano as its first democratically elected Prime Minister. “Talofa” is an expression of affection similar to the Hawaiian word “aloha” and is used in the islands of Samoa; these lush, tropical, high-rise islands are located almost 2,500 miles to

the southwest of Hawaii. By the way, the appropriate response to “Talofa” is “Talofa Lava”. “Bula”, or “good health” is the greeting of Fiji. For thousands of years the Fijians have formed a link between Melanesia and Polynesia on their beautiful islands, which are located almost 2,500 miles to the west-southwest of Hawaii. The appropriate response to “Bula” is “Bula Vinaka”. The festival’s opening commenced with the blowing of the Conch Shell, which traditionally is used to summon the villagers to special occasions. The PCA sponsors and participates in social and educational opportunities that increase people’s knowledge and understanding about the Polynesian land and people. For information, please contact the association at 954-938-9010.

Development Centers. Guests enjoyed one hour of unlimited margaritas on the outdoor patio, despite the early spring rain showers. Mexican themed fare was served throughout the event. A raffle was also held for a $75 gift certificate to Caliente. “We want to personally

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thank Caliente for their generosity in hosting our event, “stated Lori Ludwig of SFVIPS. “In spite of the bad weather, we had a spirited turnout and raised significant funds for Florence Fuller Child,” said Nicole Flier of SFVIPS. South Florida VIPS was founded by Nicole Flier and Lori Ludwig. SFVIPS goal is to provide innovative events in which young professionals (ages 20s - 40s) network and socialize in a fun and energetic environment while giving back to the community. SFVIPS next event, SFVIPS 5th Annual Bowling Bash is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 at Strikes @ Boca. SFVIPS mission is to provide young professionals in the community the ability to network and socialize in a fun and energetic environment while giving back. VIP membership is free, and members pay only for the events they attend. Net proceeds from events are donated to a local charity. South Florida VIPs: “Young Professionals Networking for a Cause” www.sfvips. com or Facebook users can also search “Sf Vips.” Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit offering affordable childcare, quality preschool (including the only Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Boca Raton), enriched after school and summer camp for low-income families.

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My GPS is smarter than your GPS As they used to say back on the farm, I finally went and done it. I have placed one toe into the pool of technology. Actually, it was my wife’s doing – as many things in my life are. For Christmas, she bought me a Global Positioning System for my car. (The motivation was more than just gift-giving – she was tired of me borrowing her GPS). Anyway, I tend to drive to some out-of-the-way places, and the GPS is a lot more soothing than a roadmap, a road atlas or even a Google map. I don’t want to say my GPS is smarter than her GPS, but the map of the main street near our home on her unit shows a street that doesn’t exist. Also, hers, in a fit of “recalculating,” once told me to take a right turn – which would have landed me in a canal. These electronic

gizmos just can’t handle stress. So I’ve been maneuvering for the past couple of months with my own GPS. It has some of the same idiosyncrasies that my wife’s GPS has. It has a penchant for pronouncing Hypoluxo as “HE –po-lux-o.” But I can forgive that. I must admit that cranking up the little gadget was something of a trip. I took it out in the car, plugged it into the power plug and the directions told me to take it outside to a spot where I could hold the GPS over my head and point it toward a clear sky so it could lock its signal onto a satellite. I may have looked like I was performing some arcane ritual, but it has worked fine since then. I haven’t used the GPS in Boca yet. After nine years of working in this city, I have most of the streets

down pat. Still, there are many congested areas that befuddle me. The streets in the north end that are numbered in the 70s were always hard to navigate. So are the neighborhoods between Yamato and Glades. One bit of caution to those who would acquire a GPS. Don’t leave it in the direct sun. I have packed mine in a case in the center console. Also, it appears some of them will lead you on a circuitous route to your destination. In these days of nearly $4-a-gallon fuel, a direct route is the most cost-efficient – and necessary. The GPS really is a wonderful little toy, though. It tells you how fast you are going, the speed limit on the road you are traveling and even the estimated time of arrival. If someone could find a


way to connect the GPS to the cruise control, you could probably take a nap while the car drives itself. But that’s a little too hightech. Move your brain an hour forward It seems the older I get, the more difficult it is to adjust to Daylight Saving Time. Sunday wasn’t so bad. My wife and I slept until about 10, missing the three earliest Masses of the day. But Monday was freaky. We awoke about 6:45 a.m. to total darkness. “This can’t be right,” I said, shaking the alarm clock. “It’s still the middle of the night. But it really wasn’t. Soon, twilight began to break out. I’m not sure which one I like best - sunlight at 7 p.m. or darkness at 6:45 a.m. Either way, there’s not much I can do about it.

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Letters to the Editor Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. The Competition they had for “Future Stars” opening night of the festival at Mizner Park was spectacular! It was their 8th year of competition for vocals and dance, for our local middle and High School students, the talent was awesome. The winners will be appearing on the 15th of April at Mizner Park in the “Pathway To The Stars” Concert. A free Concert sponsored by the City of Boca Raton, and Flossy’s Dream Foundation. Please come and encourage these youngsters to follow their dreams. Thanks, Flossy Keesely

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The Tribune is not ‘the new kid on the block’ any more If you look on page 1 of this week’s edition of the Boca Raton Tribune, you’ll see it is number 39. Yes, we have published 39 editions since we launched the product a year ago. And that doesn’t include the Boca Tribune websites, and two additional websites, one for Delray Beach, the other for Coral Springs, which have been developed. Soon, we will begin to cover those communities in print as well as online. For a long time, the Boca Raton Tribune has been looked upon as “the new kid on the block.” And for a while we were. But we’re not the “new kid” any more. Through a lot of hard work by a staff that includes young talent and older, well-heeled journalists, we have developed into a newspaper of record for Boca Raton. I feel in my heart that we are THE newspaper for Boca Raton. We have an office in this city. We print the paper in this city. Our staff spends much of its time at Boca events, speaking with Boca Raton officials. We have had many visitors from the Boca Raton community right here in our office – located in the heart of Boca Raton. Margi Helschien, head of the Boca Raton Republican Club,

was here just a few days ago. She showed an interest in contributing news to the paper. That is what sets the Boca Raton Tribune apart from other media. We not only provide news to the community, we encourage people to contribute to the product, either columns, pictures or stories. That’s why we created the “i reporter” concept, to open these pages and our website to residents The Boca Raton Tribune is also a step ahead because we concentrate on both East Boca and West Boca. We don’t favor one over the other. We concentrate on both, and encourage input from residents of the community both along the shoreline, in the center and out by and past the turnpike. We are also a free paper. And while it is free to the consumer, it is not free to produce. Labor, printing, distribution - they all have a cost. And we need consumer and business dollars to keep our operation afloat. We have mentioned this every now and then through the past year. But I don’t know if the message has reached everyone. I still think a lot of people feel we are ‘the new kid on the block,’ that we are a novelty

like some of the other “free papers” that get tossed into doorways and piled in municipal buildings. We are serious about covering the news and staying in business. We have opted for attractive paper boxes and racks to display our product. They are new and clean. Can every publication say the same of their boxes? We have put our best face forward. We have a respectable presence and feel that we deserve respect in return. We want businesses and individuals to feel that we will deliver the best “bang for the buck.” That’s what we have promised, and that is what we deliver. We launched our business at a terrible time, when the economy was sour. But we saw a need when another major Boca Raton newspaper went out of business. The time to act was then, not when things get better. That would have been too late. We are asking everyone in our circulation area to think about what they are getting for free. Isn’t it worth your investment in advertising to keep this operation alive? We hope you join us by supporting our passion to keep giving the community what it wants and needs.

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Morality is Never Out-ofDate! Many of the conflicts affecting the human race throughout the ages, are due to blatant disregard for the Creator and Sustainer of all things. This is most evident in an indifferent posture many people take regarding the standards established for all human creatures as a safe pattern for living. Likewise, all the distresses which adversely impact individual human hearts, are also related to their rebellion and their insistence on doing their own thing only, to go their own way, to disavow rules and regulations which were never intended to bring harm or oppression to anyone but, instead, to foster true freedom. Many youth and adults alike look down on all laws; some become a law unto themselves; several often prefer to take any path which is appealing to them, only to become paralyzed in life’s journey, totally unable to make any significant progress. Today, it is encouraging that despite the morally bankrupt condition of many institutions around the world,

even of entire nations themselves, there still exist those who strive toward moral integrity in their personal lives and in the execution of their tasks in the business, industrial, educational, and political worlds. One beautiful example of that came to my attention some time ago, as I read a book authored by Dr. Norberto Odebrecht, followed by an article about the major corporation bearing his family name, and for which he, himself, had laid a solid foundation of operation. The Odebrecht Corporation is a Brazilian-based multi-national construction company, with major projects in some 27 or more countries of the world, such as airport parking garages, roads, and countless more endeavors. In operation for many successful years, this great enterprise follows the entrepreneurial philosophy set forth by Dr. Odebrecht, to the effect that “culture determines structure” and that “moral wealth produces material wealth,” not the other way around. And when it comes to choosing

which is the most valuable and enduring, moral wealth obviously must come first. This, indeed, is to be so with individuals, families, corporations, and with nations, especially at a time when business leaders, politicians, and even clergy persons, among others, have repeatedly manifested moral failure instead of steadily progressing on the road of ethical and moral uprightness! Let us remember that God’s standards of morality, His guidelines for ethical living, are not dependent on times and circumstances. His Law is for all times, peoples, and places! Moral standards may have changed in the minds and practices of many people today. But they have not been altered in the design of Almighty God! And it is His will that matters, not human opinions nor polls. Any pressure which forces you to bow to anything other than God’s plan and purpose for your life constitutes an idol and, thus, it’s unworthy of your allegiance!

Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. He is a writer, a sought-after conference speaker, a man who lived in five continents of the world, having received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily “Anaheim Bulletin,” which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida.

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BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University’s department of languages, linguistics and comparative literature presents a French film festival Wednesday nights through April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free. All films presented are in French with English subtitles and will be introduced by FAU faculty. Films include “Persepolis,” “Welcome,” “Entrée Les Murs,” “The Silence of Lorna,” and “Azur et Asmar.” For more information, call 561-297-2533 or email

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DELRAY BEACH - The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is going ahead with its 32nd annual Hatsume Fair Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. top 6 p.m. on the grounds at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach But the festivities are sure to be overshadowed by the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan that have left thousands dead and missing. Morikami is partnering with the Red Cross, which will have a booth at the fair and will be accepting donations and seeking volunteers for future relief efforts. Officials said the Morikami has been swamped all week with calls from citizens who want to know how they can help. Jamie Russell, the events coordinator for Morikami, said that al-

though they are not a relief organization, the Museum will be doing all it can for the suffering country. That effort starts this weekend at the Hatsume Fair and the partnership with the Red Cross. “We are pleased to partner and support the American Red Cross in their relief efforts aimed to help the victims of Japan’s earthquake and the tsunami that struck the Pacific,” said Kizzy Sanchez, marketing and events manager at Morikami. “We were naturally led to reach out to the Red Cross, and help them in any way possible, due to the incredible number of calls we received from people asking how they could help within moments of this tragedy happening. A moment of silence will

also be observed at 2:30 p.m. each day for those affected by the disaster. The Hatsume Fair normally celebrates the first bud of spring. The fair will feature three stages of continuous entertainment where guests can experience traditional favorites, such as taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko and demonstrations of martial artists, as well as the modern favorite; the popular anime inspired cosplay contests. Also included will be avenues of artisan booths, anime dealers, plant sales, Asian and American food vendors, the Kirin Beer Garden and children’s activities. Tickets are available at the door: Adults $12 / Children $6 (ages 4-17), museum members and children 3 and under free.


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Women In Leadership Nominees Announced By Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

were tapped for the volunteer sector, as were Rocki Rockingham of Boca Raton West Palm Beach - Four and Keely Taylor of Boynsouth county women have ton Beach. been nominated for the Exe- The winner in each of three cutive Women of the Palm community sectors - volBeaches’ Women In Lead- unteer, private and pubership Awards. Dr. Kristen lic - will be announced at Murtaugh and Dr. Ann Moli- EWPB’s Women In Leadver Ruben of Delray Beach ership Awards Luncheon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, May 5. Murtaugh, who recently retired as vice president for Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter campus, was nominated by the United Way for her extensive involvement in that o rg a n i z a t i o n ’s programs and administration. Ruben, a psyDr. Kristen Murtaugh has been nominated chologist, offers for Executive Women of the Palm Beaches’ free “happiness Women In Leadership Award for the Volclasses” to elderly unteer Sector. Recently retired from Floriwomen and previda Atlantic University, Murtaugh is active ously offered free in the United Way. counseling to rape victims. Rockingham, Vice President of Community Relations and Communications at Jarden Consumer Solutions, is immediate past chair of the March of Dimes of Palm Beach County and of the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County and has served as vice chair of the board of the Red Rocki Rockingham - Active in the Ameri- American Cross in Broward can Red Cross, March of Dimes and Broward Food Bank, Rocki Rockingham has County. been nominated for the Executive Women From 2007-2010, of the Palm Beaches’ Women In Leader- Taylor chaired ship Award for the Volunteer Sector. the Sickle Cell

Foundation of Palm Beach Susan Lemieux, Tequesta; County and Treasure Coast, Dr. Nancy Mettee, Hobe Inc. and now serves as Vice Sound; Shannon Ramsey Chair of PACE Center for Chessman, Loxahatchee; Girls, Palm Beach County. Jocelyn Skolnik, Beth WalShe is project coordinator ton, Carol Ann Wehle, West for branding and marketing Palm Beach. Volunteer Sector: Sarah at The Palm Beach Post. The Women In Leadership A. Alsofrom, Dorothy A. Awards recognize women Bradshaw, Dr. Dione Chriswhose talents and quali- ty, Kelly Fason, Theresa ties have an impact in the LePore, Nancy Marshall, community. They may be Jean Meisenzahl and Deirunsung heroes who give ex- dre Sykes Shapiro, all from traordinary effort to worthy West Palm Beach; Mary causes, entrepreneurs who Carhart, Palm Beach Gartranslate their enthusiasm dens; Aimee Cernicharo, and concepts into success- Sharon Gill, Lake Worth; ful businesses, or public Danielle Hickox Moore, servants who understand the Palm Beach; Joyce L. Elmeaning of service and de- den, Henrietta McBee, Juliver it with pride and excel- piter; Ann McNeill, Miami; Dr. Ann Moliver Ruben, lence. Executive Women’s mis- Dr. Kristen Murtaugh, Delsion is to promote the ray Beach; Rocky Rockingprofessional and personal ham, Boca Raton; Keely advancement of women Taylor, Boynton Beach. through networking and For information regarding resource sharing and by sponsorship opportunities helping them develop and to benefit WILA’s scholarrealize their potential as ship programs of Execuleaders. Luncheon proceeds tive Women Outreach or benefit Executive Women’s for tickets to the luncheon, scholarship and grant pro- call (561) 684-9117, email grams which are adminis- or visit tered through its charitable foundation, Executive Women Outreach. Other nominees this year include: Private Sector: Dr. Melanie Bone, Sharon Quercioli and Trixy Walker, West Palm Beach; Carol Wright, Jensen Beach. Public Sector: Verdenia C. Baker, Royal Palm Beach; Lois Gackenheimer Keely Taylor has been nominated for the and Carey Haugh- Executive Women of the Palm Beaches’ wout, Jupiter; Debi Women In Leadership Award for the VolGavras, Dr. Jean unteer Sector. She supports area Sickle A. Wihbey, Palm Cell programs and the PACE Center for Girls. Beach Gardens

FAU presents one-act Hungarian opera

BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University’s department of music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle,” a one-act opera by Hunga-rian composer Bela Bartok, sung in Hungarian. It will take place Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The concert is free with a $10 donation suggested. The concert, performed by Dean Peterson, bass, and Birgit Fioravante, soprano, with Krisztina Kover, piano, is a powerful opera that delves into the mystery of the relationship between a man and a woman. The proceeds from the donations given at the door will go towards developing future opera performance projects at FAU.

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Boca Raton Historical Society uncorks Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang visit downtown Boca Raton its ninth annual ‘Bacchanal’ Center is the perfect backdrop for a Champagne Taittinger reception, sumptuous dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person or a table of 10 for $2,000. Spectacular surprises are store for revelers: • Wine and dine with 12 exceptional chefs and vintners. Allen Susser & Mark Militello. BOCA RATON - Let the revelry begin! A weekend of great wine matched with delectable culinary delights will tempt savvy palates at the ninth annual Boca Bacchanal. Supporters are preparing to sip, savor and bid at worldclass food and wine presentations. Sponsored by the Boca Raton Historical Society along with partners Boca Raton Magazine, Boca Raton Resort & Club and Republic National Distributing Company, Boca Bacchanal runs from March 18-20 at various sites in the Boca Raton area. The Boca Raton His-

torical Society’s Historic Preservation and Heritage Education Programs will benefit. Events include: VINTNER DINNERS Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Each Vintner Dinner features an acclaimed chef teamed with a renowned vintner served in a magnificent private setting. Visit the website for parings and venues. Tickets: $ 300 THE BACCHANAL & AUCTION - Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. The elegant Boca Raton Resort & Club - Mizner

• Bid on an exciting collection of wine and exclusive retreats. • Enter the drawing for one lucky table to win seating at the Champagne Table during the dinner and live auction with host, Clovis Taittinger. • Celebrate and then “Rock your Bacchus” with music spinning into the wee hours. • An exciting collection of wine and lifestyle lots await the highest bidder. THE GRAND TASTING - Sunday, March 20 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, from noon to 3 p.m. Stroll and savor the sumptuous specialties of 30 restaurants and sip 140 wines. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $85 per person, $100 at the gate For ticket information on all events visit or call 561-3956766 X 101.

Evan Ferrar portrays Charlie Brown

By Skip Sheffield BOCA RATON - “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” debuted off-Broadway in 1967. The musical based on characters of Charles Schulz’s beloved “Peanuts” comic strip, has become a staple of professional and amateur companies over more than four decades. Now Entr’Acte Theatrix, the same young emerging professional company that presented “Hair” and “Cabaret” at Caldwell Theatre, is moving downtown to the Black Box Theater of the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts in Mizner Park March 1827. Unlike the two Caldwell shows, this is a G-rated family presentation for all ages. “This play is so charming,” says director Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith.

“It takes you back to childhood. I teach dance classes to children as young as six. They are the best; they have no fear, and they will tell you the truth. I try to bring that to this show.” The cast of “Charlie Brown’ is young but more of high school and college age. The ten-person cast includes Evan Ferrar as Charlie Brown, Mia Estadella as Lucy, Courtney Poston as Sally, Frank Vomero as Linus, Patrick LoRicco as Schroeder and Greg Halmos as Snoopy. Also featured are Matthew Tarentino as Pig Pen, Sarah Shadle as Woodstock, Sarah Drebin as Marcie and Emily Miraglia as Peppermint Patty. “The musical, just like the award-winning comic strip, is delightfully warmhearted and funny, but also carries an undercurrent of spiritual depth and adolescent insight,” says company founder and producer, Vicki Halmos. “Our production will have a definite anti-bullying subtext based on the personal issues of each character; such as Charlie Brown’s low-esteem, Lucy’s bossiness and Pig Pen’s lack of good hygiene.” Tickets for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: are $25 for adults, $10 for stu-

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dents and $20 group, with 15-ticket minimum. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 and again March 25-27 with the same times. Call 877-877-7677 or go to Pianist Enrique Graf with Symphony of the Americas March 22 Acclaimed Uruguayan pianist will be guest artist with the Symphony of the Americas at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Broward Center’s Amaturo Theatre. The program of “Romantic Masterpieces” includes works by Bizet, Glazunov, von Weber and the concert show piece, Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, under the baton of James Brooks-Bruzzese. Tickets are priced from $40. Call 954-462-0222.

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Boca Bacchanal toasts the era of the Mango Gang Chefs BOCA RATON - The Boca Bacchanal Committee will toast the era of South Florida’s legendary Mango Gang chefs at the ninth annual Boca Bacchanal March 18-20. The announcement was made at the annual Pairings Party hosted by the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck and Comerica Bank. At the party, attended by Vintner Dinner hosts, event partners, committee members and enthusiastic patrons, guests enjoyed a sumptuous array of hors d’ oeuvres and a variety of wines provided by Founding Partner, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). In celebrating the era of the Mango Gang Chefs, Boca Bacchanal honors the handful of innovative culinarians who created South Florida’s distinctive regional cuisine during the 1980’s, bringing an international spotlight to the area. They also inspired countless young chefs who have continued their tradition of excellence. They were dubbed “the Mango Gang” by the national food media as their acclaim began to take the culinary world by storm. Boca Bacchanal Honor-

From left are Steve Ast, Robin Deyo and Chris Kearney.

Jim Dunn, left, with Debbie Abrams and Kurt Younker. ary Chairmen Betsy Fletcher and Skipp Jackman, along with Chairmen Kate and Ted Toomey, also recognized the Boca Bacchanal Vintner Dinner hosts, who soon will be welcoming the presenting chefs and vintners to their homes to create memorable evenings of sensational food and wine. “We are so grateful for the generosity of our gracious hosts and event partners, who completely underwrite the Vintner Dinners so that we can donate 100% of the proceeds to the

Boca Raton Historical Society,” Kate Toomey said. “This year, in addition to private estate homes which are magnificent venues, for the first time ever, one of the dinners will be hosted at the elegant Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club.” The Boca Bacchanal Committee has invited a Mango Gang sextet of talented Vintner Dinner chefs to Boca Bacchanal. “We give great attention to how we match the chefs with the vintners so that each complements the other’s distinctive style, and then we name each dinner just to make it more fun,” said Chris Kearney of RNDC and the Wine Advisory Chairman of Boca Bacchanal. “Then the chefs create their menu and work with the vintner to pair each course with the perfect wine, bearing in mind that each vintner is pouring the top of their portfolio. The result is an amazing collaboration.” For more information on Boca Bacchanal, such as event schedules, profiles of participating chefs and vintners, or to inquire about event partnerships or volunteer opportunities, and to order tickets, contact the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561.395.6766 X 101 or visit the event website at


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GFWC Boca Raton Woman’s Club to host “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon BOCA RATON - The GFWC Boca Raton Women’s Club will celebrate National Doctor’s Day at the 13th Annual “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon March 23 at 11:30 am, at the Boca West Country Club. Luncheon proceeds benefit the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance for students enrolled in medical studies at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. Honorary Chairperson is Gloria Drummond. Event Chairperson is Janice Williams. Event Co-Chairs are Betty Pepper and Joan Weidenfeld. Dr. Dorothy M. Murray, last year’s winner, will be Honorary Physician Advisor. Tickets are $65 per guest. For information and reservations please call: Janice: 561-367-1019, Betty Pepper: 561-416-5007, or visit the website at www.gfwcHelen Babione Founded in 1964, the GFWC Boca Raton Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations.

Boating and Beach Bash in Boca Saturday may draw 1,500

BOCA RATON - A speedboat once owned by President George W. Bush will lead a flotilla of more than 25 yachts at Saturday’s Boating and Beach Bash, the premier free event for people with disabilities. Planners expect some 1,500 people to turn out for the third annual event sponsored by the city of Boca Ra-

ton and the city’s Advisory Board for People with Disabilities. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spa-nish River Park, State Road A1A, Boca Raton, at the Intracoastal Lagoon and marina/ picnic area. There is free admission and parking for the day, free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, ice

cream and beverages, live band, supervised accessible boat rides on the Intracoastal Waterway, an exhibitor zone with 20+ tents offering information about goods and services in South Florida for people with disabilities and much more. Dozens of volunteers and private supporters will again ensure the event’s success. The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Junior Navy ROTC Cadets from Boca High, City of Boca Raton Lifeguards, and volunteers from the private sector will be on hand to welcome guests, caregivers and families. For information, contact Emily M. Lilly at 561-3937827 or 561)2391536 or ELilly@

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Wine competition produces $65,000 for charity

The Fourth Annual Gala Dinner and American Fine Wine Competition presented by Patriot National Insurance Group raised $65,000 to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute and the Sun-Sentinel Children’s fund. To date, more than $415,000 has been raised for local non-profits.

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Mad Hatters group gathered at luncheon Randi Press and Shari Gherman, president and co-founder of the American Fine Wine Competition

Karen Harris, John Harris, Carla Busick, Eric Busick of Patriot National Insurance Group (Presenting Sponsor)

BOCA RATON - The Red Cross Mad Hatter’s Luncheon was held recently at the Country Club of Boca Raton. Among those present were, from left, Audrey Mize, Charlotte Beasley and Flossy Keesely (who won for best vintage hat) and Linda Rich.

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DELRAY BEACH - The SHUZZ Fund held a spectacular footwear fashion show called “All About SHUZZ” March 11 to raise money to provide shoes to needy kids around the US and the world. The event was held at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Delray Beach. “Our goal is to provide new shoes to 10 million children in poverty stricken areas around the world over the next 10 years,” said the volunteer organization’s program. The March 11 event included a live auction and fashion show, with professional models showing off high-end shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue. Patrons could bid on shoes using I-phone-type devices. SHUZZ has already delivered footwear to Haiti and hopes to bring 100,000 pairs of shoes to the people in earthquakestricken Japan.

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In the audience was former Miami Dolphins player Patrick Surtain, who made a donation for the live auction

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A play about writing is not very exciting at Florida Stage To fully appreciate “Ghost Writer” it is helpful if not imperative to be a writer…or at least have attempted to write creatively. Anyone who has tried to create an original work knows how hard it is, yet conversely, writing comes so easily to some people it almost seems like magic or some kind of supernatural power. So as an erstwhile writer, I am a likely target for a new drama running through April 3 at Florida Stage’s new home at Kravis Center. Be forewarned you may not feel the same way. “Ghost Writer” is very wordy, literate and knowledgeable about the mechanics of writing. Playwright Michael Hollinger makes his living performing what is impossible for most people: creating an imaginary world and populating it with real and believable characters. For this his fourth Florida Stage contribution, Hollinger has created Franklin Woolsey (J. Fred Shiffman in his local debut), a

Scene from “Ghost Writer” celebrated novelist in the New York City of 1919. Playing his loyal, tireless and increasingly possessive (crazy?) secretary Myra Babbage is Kate Eastwood Norris, also making her Florida debut. Franklin’s imposing, imperious and stylish wife Vivian is played by Florida Stage regular Lourelene Snedecker. It is clear even to the casual observer that Myra is more than just loyal. She is devoted, you could say smitten, and Franklin Woolsey is her life. Vivian tolerates Myra

as a tool of the money-making machine that is her husband, but when he dies, and Myra continues to “take dictation” from Franklin’s departed spirit to finish an incomplete novel, it is too much for Vivian. She tries in rising anger to discredit Myra as a fraud. That’s really all there is to “Ghost Writer.” There is no sex, no smoking gun, virtually no action. Everything is internal, or implied or inferred. There is a gorgeous, clever set by Kent Goetz, but precious little else going on. In short if you are looking for excitement, danger or smoldering sensuality, this is not a play for you. The truth of the matter is the act of writing is a solitary, introspective, unexciting thing. Try as this play and director Louis Tyrrell may, they can’t alter the fact that writing is not a spectator sport. Take it from someone who has tried. Tickets are $25-$50. Call 561-585-3433 or visit www.

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On… Hormone Replacement - Yes or No?...I’m Still Haunted by my Friends Story…PART TWO The subject of Hormone Replacement often elicits strong reactions…either in favor or opposed. Therefore, I was surprised that the feedback from last week’s column was skewed so heavily in favor, so I thought I would share a sampling of communications with my readers Three representative comments from readers: J. W. M. “I have been on HRT for 27 years having had a hysterectomy at age 30. I have been very healthy and have had no issues in any bad way. My doctor mentioned to me on my last physical that she had read about a study that said HRT is very bad study? and I should think about getting off the HRT...I told her I was very hesitant to do so...over the 27 yrs of being on...I have tried different things...the patch and even had a natural work up done to start some natural hormone...I tried it briefly and thought I would die... having some of the symptoms your friend described. I agree with you and hope more women educated them-

selves and also assert themselves with their doctors...I am 57 and the only medication I take is sometimes Claritn or Zyrtec for seasonal blood pressure or cholesterol or any other medication. Also, Your hair vitamins are excellent and my hair is long and lustrous...I have been very busy with a new grandchild and lots of “living” life.... had no time for a trim and went last had been 5 and a half months! The hairstylist said I could even have gone longer...said my hair was very healthy and no split ends) I think it is due to your hair vitamins :) just ordered another 6 month bottle!” Oleda Baker: Dear Judy... your email warms my heart. I hope many women will read it and also hope your doctor will take it a step further and see who wrote the new study and why. So often these hormone studies have been only part of the full story and are slanted for their reason. Thank you for sharing your story. J. W. M. (Follow-up Email #2) “I have been on it for 27 yrs

as I said and gone through hearing about “studies” that said it was good for you and a few yrs later “not so good” for you...and back..every few yrs a new study! Recently at my doctor...she said I should get... off it...and I explained to her since she has just been my dr a year...about all I have been through and I am not changing...I even went so far as to say that if she felt she could not give me more prescriptions for it because she felt it was bad...I would sign something that said I made her lol or I could find another doctor...but I was not changing and going through that again!!!! She said fine) I take the injection monthly...only thing I found that works for me... pills and patches etc never did...quality of life is very important:)” Oleda Baker: Judith I sent this to the person I wrote about in my column, She was happy to read it. Until next time, Love, Oleda Read more online

Oleda Baker, now 76, began her career as a high fashion model with the prestigious Wilhelmina Model Agency, based in New York City and doing print and TV assignments in New York and Europe. She has written ten books on beauty, diet and health.

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Boca Regional Hospital makes profit again; officials cite ‘continuing WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN? financial progress’ By Gerald Sherman

Business-to-Business Business-to-Business selling, is just what the name says; it is business that occurs between two businesses. In the Real World, Businessto-Business selling or B2B for short, is far different from Business-to-Consumer selling or B2C. In B2C the transactions are relatively quick compared to the long-term personal relationships that are involved in B2B selling. B2B introduces additional complexity into the scene because you are selling, not to a consumer, but to a corporate client. This type of customer is unique – the individual who’s buying the product/ service will not personally be using it. And while the client has personal taste that guides them along the purchasing process, ultimately they represent the needs of an entire business. The B2B client acts not only upon the needs and likes of their own, but also upon the requests and directions of the executives, marketing, and sales staff of her/his company. So when the client considers making a purchase, they of course want to like it personally. However, they commit to buy the product/ service primarily to satisfy the needs and wants of their target customer and depend heavily on what management and the marketing staff will feel is marketable. The client’s main consideration is

that the product/service will be a benefit for the business. The B2B salesperson that “brings in the business” is highly regarded by management. Such a successful B2B seller is not considered “overhead” but rather, for management, that salesperson is a walking “cash register.” Bringing in the business is the key to the future of the business and therefore those salespeople who can get new accounts and expand the business are often assigned to bigger accounts or given larger territories and many times promoted to managerial positions. In terms of job security, the successful B2B salesperson develops strong business relationships with key clients, and as a result gains a high degree of indispensability. Management doesn’t want to lose key customers. However, no matter how many clients you have, being reliable and honest are two requirements to keeping one’s job. Becoming a successful B2B salesperson can lead to management positions. In B2B selling, the seller has less clients and less transactions therefore it opens the door for the seller to spend longer periods of time with the client, thus making it not only feasible but also necessary to establish a long-term relationship with them. We find that in many cases both

client and seller are personally involved in the building of the business relationship. More time is spent in solving problems and reaching objective and goals. B2B selling is the platform for something that requires oldfashioned personal selling. By “old-fashioned” personal selling - which applies in retail sales in many cases as well - we actually mean the time-tested fundamentals of personal selling, which never change: • Acting with integrity at all times • Maintaining a positive attitude • Developing a friendly relationship with the client (but not the slap-on-the-back kind!) • Genuinely liking people, or what we call being a people person • Relating to a diversified audience • Developing a partnership with the buyer • Keeping focused that each transaction has to be to the mutual benefit of both seller and client • Keeping a deep interest in developing profits for the client’s company • Being knowledgeable about your service/product as well as the client’s business. We have an increasingly global market and B2B selling has an important role in it.

BOCA RATON - In what they called “another reflection of its continuing financial progress,” officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital have announced that for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2010, the hospital recorded net income of $1.7 million. This constitutes an improvement of $2.3 million over the same time period last year. Operating revenues of $91.2 million improved by $5.5 million over the corresponding quarter in fiscal year 2010. Total discharges grew by 3.2 percent as compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Adjusted admissions increased by 6.3 percent. “I am most gratified to see our continued financial progress,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Regional. “We are showing improvement over our last

fiscal year, one in which we concluded a remarkable $120 million turnaround. I am confident we will conclude the current fiscal year with another strong financial performance.” In addition to its financial achievements, Fedele cited the many program strengths and advances that are a factor in the hospital’s ongoing renaissance. Included was the hospital being ranked for the second consecutive year as the number 1 institution in Florida for cardiac surgery by HealthGrades. Boca Regional was also ranked number 1 in the state for overall cardiac services and the treatment of stroke. It also earned HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the seventh consecutive year. “We continue to show vital-

ity from both a fiscal and programmatic perspective,” Fedele said. “It is strong testimony to the caliber of physicians, nurses, support staff and volunteers we have at Boca Regional.” Opened in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced tertiary medical center with 400 beds and more than 700 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-ofthe-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities.

West Boca Connection to meet March 23

WEST BOCA RATON -The next meeting of the West Boca Business Connection will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Bagel Tree Restaurant, 9080 Kimberly Blvd., Boca Raton, in the Hamptons Shopping Center at the southwest corner of Lyons Road and Kimberly Blvd. Attendance is $7 per person which includes breakfast. The group is seeking new members. The West Boca Business Connection is a networking group which meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. RSVP to WestBocaBusCon@ For more information contact Lynn Fedoriw, CPA, P. A. at 561852-4577.

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By Pr. Sandy Huntsman

Disasters and God No question has evoked more discussion or arguments than the problem of evil in the world. The very fact that there are earthquakes, wars, floods, babies born blind or maimed, innocent people suffering or why a promising life is snuffed out when it is on the rise has baffled men and women for centuries. Any attempt to make sense of such enigmas is doomed to failure unless we steer clear of three dead-end thoughts: trying to assign blame for them; imagining that people should have known before what we know now, and presupposing that life is or ought to be fair. No matter what the tragedy, it can cause many people to question God’s goodness. It is very “interesting” that natural disasters are often termed “acts of God” while no “credit” is given to God for years, decades, or even centuries of peaceful weather. God created the whole universe and the laws of nature that govern it (Genesis 1:1). Most natural disasters are a result of these laws at work. Hurricanes, typhoons, and tornados are the results of divergent weather patterns colliding. Earthquakes are the result of the earth’s plate structure shifting. A tsunami is caused by an underwater earthquake. It should be noted first that natural laws are universal.

If a man, any man, steps off the roof of a five-story building, gravity will pull him to the pavement beneath. If a boy steps in front of a moving freight train, since two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time, the train will strike the child and likely kill him. The same laws that govern gravity, matter in motion, or similar phenomena also govern weather patterns, water movement, and other geological/meteorological conditions. All of nature is regulated by these laws, not just the parts that we find convenient. Secondly, natural laws are indiscriminate. In addressing this point, Norman Geisler has noted: “In a physical world where there is water for boating and swimming, some will drown. If there are mountains to climb, there must also be valleys into which one may fall. If there are cars to drive, collisions can also occur. It may be said that tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are likewise byproducts of a good physical world. For instance, the purpose of rain is not to flood or drown, but the result of rain may include these disasters. Likewise, hot and cold air are an essential and purposeful part of the physical world, but under certain conditions they may combine to form tornadoes” (Geisler, Norman

L., The Roots of Evil,1978, p. 72). Sometimes people ask, “But why can’t God ‘selectively intervene’ to prevent disasters?” Bruce Reichenbach has addressed this question: “Thus, in a world which operates according to divine miraculous intervention, there would be no necessary relation between phenomena, and in particular between cause and effect. In some instances one event would follow from a certain set of conditions, another time a different event, and so on, such that ultimately an uncountable variety of events would follow a given set of conditions. There would be no regularity of consequence, no natural production of effects.... Hence, we could not know or even suppose what course of action to take to accomplish a certain rationally conceived goal. Thus, we could neither propose action nor act ourselves” (Reichenbach, Bruce, “Natural Evils and Natural Laws,” International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 16.1976, p. 187). All of us naively and with obvious biases wish God would stop some evil, but not all (my) evil, forgetting that our whole concept about what is good is distorted. To many people, “good” is anything I want that brings me pleasure and “evil” is anything I don’t like or disagree

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with. Again Geisler has remarked: “...evil men do not really want God to intercept every evil act or thought. No one wants to get a headache every time he thinks against God. One does not want God to fill his mouth with cotton when he speaks evil of God, nor does he really desire God to explode his pen as he writes against God or destroy his books before they come off the press. At best, people really want God to intercept some evil actions.... it is probable that chaos would result from continued miraculous intervention. Imagine

children throwing knives at parents because they know they will be turned to rubber, and parents driving through stop signs, knowing God will create crash-protection air shields to avert any ensuing collisions. The necessary intervention would finally grow in proportions that would effectively remove human freedom and responsibility’”(Geisler, Norman L., The Roots of Evil,1978, p. 75) The story of the Bible is that God made the world good, and man by His own choice messed it up. The story of

the Bible is that God the Creator will fix it again... but not by fantasy, but reality... the cross. A skeptic once challenged a minister “Where was your God when my son was dying? He said, Exactly were he was when His Son was dying.” Our minds cannot comprehend the ways of God, for “the secret things belong to the Lord our God (Deut. 29.29), but our hearts and prayers go out to those who have suffered during the recent tragedies.


Hanging by her thumbs Thanks to a belated request from my editor at the Tribune, Dale King, I’m sitting, outdoors at DaDa’s restaurant in Delray at 6 p.m. on Tuesday typing this column by my thumbs, on my I-Phone and thinking about my client, who is hanging by her thumbs, perhaps by a thread. Cancer. Cancer, and a young son with his own serious medical problems. Cancer, and the young son who has a father who refuses to see him because he has moved

on with a new wife, who will not or cannot pay his child support, or help with his son’s medical bills, or even try. Cancer, the sick son, the dad who will not pay, who stopped visiting the child years ago, and won’t take in the child if the mom does not make it. Cancer, and me typing by my thumbs, and hanging by a thread because I cannot think of a lot to make my client’s life better, or make her son’s life better through the legal system. Sure, there are many social services through school

and otherwise. Band-Aids at best, begged for through a government which seems to be about to lose or reduce its social consciousness in favor of more guns and planes. Typing by my thumbs, just wondering about what happens to this innocent boy if his mom does not make it, and his dad does not care, and there are no relatives to step in. Who is going to hug him awake in the morning and kiss him to bed every night? Here comes my burger.

Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law.

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If you’re looking for love, Boomer’s your boy Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Looking for love? You’ve come to the right place. We shelter dogs really know how to show our appreciation for love given and a home provided. And hey, if you throw in a spa day for me, I’ll really be thankful! They call me Boomer and I’m an adorable poodle mix, just 2-years-old and neutered. I’m just about 15 pounds, so I’m a great little lap dog. I’ve got a big person-

ality and I’m happy all the’ll rub off on you! I’m also pretty smart...I know ‘sit’ and I’m very mannerly on my leash. I play well with others, too, so if you have any other dogs I’d love to join your family. Go ahead, make my day! I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees are

$110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and upto-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at “TriCounty Humane.’

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Lynn University sports management students returning to Final Four

Lynn University students shown at the Final Four in 2007 BOCA RATON - Later this “Our students have spent ganizing Committee month, 12 Lynn University their collegiate careers • run operations for TEAM sports management stu- learning about the man- Coalition’s fan safety/antidents and two professors agement of major sports drunk-driving program in the College of Hospital- events,” says Curtis. “Now, • participate in the National ity Management are using they will experience it all Association of Basketball the NCAA’s premier event up close.” Coaches trade show - the NCAA® Men’s Final This experience is not just • meet with dozens of leadFour® - as a learning lab, fun and games. In fact, ers at area sports standouts culminating with a class class will be in session at trip to Houston, March 30 Reliant Stadium itself, as “This active learning expeto April 5. students will be challenged rience will serve as a lesson The trip to the site of the to investigate sponsorship that our students will take college basketball champi- activation throughout the with them to their future caonship concludes the three- massive stadium. And, at reers as sports executives,” credit course, entitled, their seats between national says Curtis, who has taught “The National Champion- semifinal games, students in Lynn University’s Colship Experience.” Sports will hold a class session to lege of Hospitality Manmanagement students from analyze their sponsorship agement since 1998. Lynn University will spend data findings. the week zigzagging their Students also will: The course’s lessons also way through the collegiate are learned in the classathletics landscape and the • write dozens of press re- room. Throughout the term, Houston sports commu- leases on the tournament students examine the masnity, with the help of their and surrounding events sive NCAA Manual, study professors Ted Curtis and • complete, edit and pro- news reporting and producChad Barr. The course fo- duce video news reports on tion, and conduct in-class cuses on media relations, NCAA management debates on NCAA amateucorporate sponsorship and • assist in event operations rism. NCAA management. with the NCAA Local Or-


Udonis Haslem Practices With Miami Heat For First Time Since Injury Miami native, Udonis Haslem for the first time since he tore a ligament in his left foot on November 20, took part in shooting drills on the Heat’s practice court Tuesday. Haslem has expressed how eager he is to return to practice but he also said something very important that everyone should take note of, “I want to be at 80 to 85 percent,” Haslem said. “100 percent? I probably won’t be 100 percent until summertime or somewhere close to next season.” Heat fans should expect some rust coming from Haslem as we expect him to be available for us sometime during the playoff run. Haslem has missed 54 games since tearing the lig-

ament and for him, his focus right now is on getting out there with his “brothers”, getting some practice under his belt, getting the conditioning, rhythm and finding his chemistry in this team. As Haslem stated, “I don’t want to disrupt the chemistry.” Before going out with the injury, Haslem was averaging eight points, and eight rebounds per game. “We’ll continue to gradually push him forward,” Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He had a 50-shot limit today. He would like to shoot 300, but we will be very judicious early on right now to make sure he’s doing it at a proper rate.” Once Haslem comes back, as I stated earlier, don’t expect to see the same Has-

lem we have grown to love in Miami, He (much like any player coming back from a injury) will have some, if not a lot of rust, but having Haslem on the bench will be something very important for the Miami Heat if they plan on a deep playoff run. Haslem brings to the court the “dirty work”, he takes the charges, he dives for loose balls even If it means hurting his body, he does all the little things that take a team from being a good team to a great team. I for one am ecstatic Haslem is practicing with the team, it shows that he wants to be back this season and that my friends, is the heart of a true Miami Heat Warrior.

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The Perfect Address - And It Ain’t Madison Avenue! By: Bobby Lopez, PGA The right arm will be bent slightly, but not to such a degree that it severely pulls down the right shoulder. A right shoulder too low during address will encourage a vertical rather than horizontal rotating motion. The player will also tend to lay back instead of following through properly. Then the player will be forced to use the hands to compensate for the incomplete body rotation. The result: inconsistency. It is natural for the right shoulder to be slightly lower than the left, because of the right hand position on the grip, but be careful to avoid extremes. The shoulders should feel relaxed as you are setting up. With a good arm position you will notice that the elbows point approximately at the hip joints. The arms should be just far enough

from the body to allow natural extension. The position is a matter of personal preference but you should have room for your arms to hang down naturally from your shoulders. Choose your own balance point but be aware of the danger of extremes. What happens if your hands are in too close? If the hands are too close to the body at address, the club will have to swing on too vertical a swing plane. This will cause you to take too deep of a divot, and usually causes a weak slice. Vice versa, if the hands are too far away, this promotes a very inside take-away and you will lose the proper angle of attack for the ball. Once the angle is lost, your body will create a “compensation” to get proper ball contact. This will cause various ball flights and great inconsistency. Open Shoulders (shoulders

aimed to the left) Typical Cause: Positioning the hands too forward in the stance. Remedy: Place a golf club on the ground in the direction of your intended ball flight and square your shoulders to the golf club. Typical Ball Flight: Pull if the club face is square to the path, pull slice if the club face is open. Closed Feet, (feet aimed to the right) Typical Cause: Lifting of the back to look at the target area. Remedy: Only swivel the head to look at the target. Weight Too Much On Heels Typical Cause: Bending as if you’re sitting on a bar stool. Remedy: Bend from the hips and maintain weight on the balls of your feet in an athletic position. Article Source: http://www.

FAU Baseball and Softball Earn Student Athlete of the Week Award Upperclassmen, Alex Hudak of the baseball team and Ashlyn Parmerter of the softball team have set good examples for their teammates with their accomplishments this week. For their strong performances Hudak and Parmerter have been selected as the Florida Atlantic University’s Student Athlete of the Week. This is the first time both Hudak and Parmerter have been awarded this honor. Hudak was instrumental in Florida Atlantic winning all five games last week, including a three-game series sweep this weekend over

Monmouth. The junior had a .533 batting average (8of-15) in the five contests, scored five runs and drove in seven runs. The outfielder had three RBIs in Saturday and Sunday’s victories over the Hawks. Hudak connected on his first career home run on Saturday. The junior college transfer recorded a .933 slugging percentage and legged out the team’s only triple on the season. He leads the team with an impressive .475 batting average. Meanwhile, Parmerter gave a flawless performance on the softball field to help

the Owls to a 3-1 record over the weekend beating: Harvard, Stony Brook and Seton Hall. The third baseman saw a lot of action as she had 14 opportunities and committed no errors in all three days. On the season, Parmerter has a .964 fielding percentage. The senior also aided in clinching an 11-3 victory over Seton Hall University with a twoRBI single, and ended the tournament with a .667 batting average (4-of-6). Parmerter leads the team with 31 assists and three fielding double plays on the season.

Patterson tabbed daktronics second Team All-South Region By Steve Kramer Magnolia, Ark. - Lynn University women’s basketball player Chelsea Patterson has been named to the 2010-11 Daktronics Women’s Basketball All-South Region Team, it was announced Thursday afternoon. Voting was conducted by sports information directors from the South Region. Patterson is the first Fighting Knight to garner All-Region honors since Kerri Rulison earned second team recognition in 2001. In her third season with the Fighting Knights, Patterson led the team and finished second in the Sunshine State Conference in scoring at 17.0 points per game and was subsequently named to the All-SSC Second Team. The Largo, Fla., native also paced the team with 85 assists for an average of 3.3

per game to rank eighth in the conference. Patterson was also a major factor on the defensive side of the ball as she ranked sixth in the league in steals with nearly two swipes an outing. Patterson scored at least 20 points in ten games this season including a career-high 30 point outburst against Florida Southern on February 12. This also includes a game-high 24 points in the SSC Quarterfinals against Tampa on March 2. For her career, Patterson scored 1,519 total points with 1,221 coming in a Blue & White uniform after spending her freshman year at West Florida. Her 1,221 points at Lynn ranks seventh in program-history and third among non four-year performers. The five-footfour guard also has one of just three triple-doubles in the history of Lynn wom-

en’s basketball with a 27 point, 11 rebound and 12 assists performance against the Moccasins on February 13, 2010. Four other SSC players were named to the All-Region Team including SSC Player of the Year Emma Cannon who earned first team honors with Nova Southeastern’s Stephanie Sarosi. Florida Tech’s Lynisha Nelson and Gianna Messina of Tampa join Patterson on the second team. The Fighting Knights finished the 2010-11 season with a 12-15 overall record and a 6-10 mark in the Sunshine State Conference. LU earned the seventh-seed in the conference tournament before falling in the SSC Quarterfinals.

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By: Matt Pineda Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson has not been shy about reserving his opinions about the Miami HEAT. Earlier this year, Jackson commented on the situation with Miami, claiming eventually the big three would go to Pat Riley and demand that he be their coach because Spoelstra isn’t able to demand their respect. The media has been calling Spoelstra out lately as well, and it seemed a coaching change may be in the works, but Riley came out and supported Spoelstra, claiming he would not fire him. So as the Lakers prepared for the HEAT, Phil Jackson offered his opinions again concerning the style

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of basketball the HEAT play. “I’m not a big fan of the style Miami plays, I like to see everyone involved.” He also claimed, “Basketball is not a one-on-one game - it’s a team game.” He linked the style of basketball the HEAT plays to XBOX basketball. Now, it’s no secret that the HEAT have had their times of struggles, and that their play calling late in games has been questionable. But a further look at this team shows that they are completely capable of playing team basketball, and playing it perfectly. This team has had glimpses of greatness. But Phil seemed it necessary to offer his negative view of the HEAT. Several times

he has shown his dislike for the Three Kings. Miami’s players nor coaches have lashed back and said anything negative about the Lakers. So maybe Phil should have focused more on his team rather than bashing the HEAT. Miami, for the second time this year beat the Lakers. And they did it playing team basketball – getting contributions from the bench and other role players. Yes, Miami has a lot to work to do. But for Phil Jackson to criticize this team is wrong. Maybe he has earned the right to say whatever he wants with his 11 championship rings, but a more professional and respectful approach would be appropriate. So, while Phil ripped the HEAT, the HEAT ripped the Lakers once again. Despite several players, teams, coaches, and other GMs mocking the HEAT from crygate, to their celebration, and their struggles – the HEAT have remained focused on their team and their goals. All of these struggles during the regular season are forcing them to find answers now rather than look for answers in the playoffs. So if the HEAT get the chance to see the Lakers again this season, expect to hear more words of wisdom from Phil Jackson.

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East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach , Delray Beach FL - March 17 through March 23, 2011 •Year II •Number 039

Lynn University sports management students returning to Final Four See page 28

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Phil Jackson Rips The Miami HEAT

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Udonis Haslem Practices With Miami Heat For First Time Since Injury

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FAU Baseball and Softball Earn Student Athlete of the Week Award See page 29

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